The Berliner Grundtheater e.V. (BGT) was founded in Berlin in 1991 and is dedicated to producing a wide range of English-language plays, while integrating players of different nationalities. In addition to playing many seasons in Berlin, the company has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Anglo-German Festivals in Germany, and is now based permanently in Luxembourg.
The BGT repertoire includes shows by authors as varied as Peter Shaffer, Anthony Minghella, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. The company also produces original scripts, such as adaptations of JANE EYRE (2010), LITTLE WOMEN (2014) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2016) and in January 2020 it premiered June Lowery's CHARLES DICKENS, THE BEST OF MEN; THE WORST OF MEN.
In recent years the company has focused on promoting young performers and traineee or aspiring actors who are hoping to work in theatre. It is a co-sponsor of FEST (The FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL THEATRE) which takes place every second year in Luxembourg (https://www.fest.lu/) and in 2019 started a summer programme giving trainee actors a contract to work on a show. DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH performed in September 2020 is the second show in this programme.
In February 2021, with the kind help of KOLER BIERGER asbl, the company will be staging a collection of new short plays and sketches reflecting the comic and tragic sides of life under the Covid lockdown: THE CORONA VIRUS CHRONICLES
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PRODUCED WITH THE KIND ASSISTANCE OF "KOLER BIERGER asbl"
COVID NOTICE: In light of the current increase in Covid cases and new social restrictions, the show has been postponed from the original dates until February. All those who have already reserved tickets will be automatically rebooked for the new dates and will receive a confirmation mail. Tickets are still available for most performances.
THE CORONA VIRUS CHRONICLES
2020 has been a year which has had a profound effect on everyone. During the COVID lockdown - and since - everyone has had their frustrations, their losses, their sadness, their fears ... but also unexpected moments of light as we discovered new things in the world around us, found new interests and learned to appreciate more the love of friends and family. Between April and June, Elizabeth Adams of the International School asked writers of all backgrounds, from high-school students to working professionals in Luxembourg, to come up with short, 5 to 10-minute pieces reflecting their experience of the lockdown.
The result is the CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES - a collection of skeches covering the sorrows of families being separated, the shock of a loved -one testing positive, the fear of catching the virus, the frustrations of working in the health service ...and the ever-present annoyance of working on "zoom". A mixture of scenes and monolgues, of comic observations and sad reflections these plays show a cross-section in the life of a year which has changed the whole world.
Elizabeth Adams, Bjørn Clasen, Sabrina F erndandez, Eloise Heger-Hedloy,
Cassandra Köhler, RachelKathryn Lloyd, June Lowery, Johan Maggiore,
Helena O'Hare, Tessy Stein & Lindsay Wegleitner
Directed by Tony & Ferelith Kingston
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All proceeds from ticket sales will go to a the COVID 19 FOUNDATION
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
PREVIEW OF "THE CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES" in "Delano"
INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH ADAMS and WRITER/ACTRESS CASSANDRA KOEHLER in "Luxembourg Times"
INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH ADAMS AND CO-DIRECTOR FERELITH KINGSTON on Radio Ara's "Happy Hour"
REVIEWS OF BGT's last show:
DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH
by Sherry Kramer
From the "DELANO" review by Duncan Roberts (September 11th 2020)
"Cindy Bloes delivers a performance that is both wonderfully poised and exuberant"
"Marilyn, in the hands of Peller, is more down to earth, a beauty who is hesitantly seductive and slowly reveals her character’s true attributes"
"Director Tony Kingston, ably assisted by Tiara Partsch, have brilliantly staged the play to keep the dynamic between the two lovers flowing."
Read the full review below on the link below
And listen to the following interview on Radio Ara